A single mutation in bacteriophage T4 DNA polymerase (A737V, tsL141) decreases its processivity as a polymerase and increases its processivity as a 3'-->5' exonuclease.

@article{Spacciapoli1994ASM,
  title={A single mutation in bacteriophage T4 DNA polymerase (A737V, tsL141) decreases its processivity as a polymerase and increases its processivity as a 3'-->5' exonuclease.},
  author={P Spacciapoli and Nancy G. Nossal},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={269 1},
  pages={
          438-46
        }
}
The bacteriophage T4 DNA polymerase mutant A737V (tsL141 and tsCB120) was originally characterized as temperature-sensitive for DNA replication and an antimutator for transition mutations. Its antimutator phenotype is suppressed by the L771F mutation (Reha-Krantz, L. J., Stocki, S., Nonay, R., and Maughan, C. (1989) J. Cell. Biochem. 13D, 140). We find that the A737V polymerase arrests much more frequently than the wild type when polymerizing on primed single-stranded DNA templates. Although… CONTINUE READING

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